By Mason Callejas | inMaricopa
The Pinal County Board of Supervisors approved a request July 12 to call an election for a proposed merger of two local water utilities.
The Maricopa Domestic Water Improvement District filed the request seeking to absorb New Saddleback Vista Domestic Water Improvement District to help control rising rates for both companies.
Maricopa Domestic Manager Sara Sheehan said, despite having a separate board, New Saddleback has been outsourcing management and operations to Maricopa Domestic since 2012. Maricopa Domestic was formed in 1986 and serves the Heritage District.